Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 168,073

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castle Rock Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 168,073

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Philadelphia Association Inc PA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 500,509

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 168,073

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13110 records found.